Hey everyone! We’re so supremely super excited today at The Gay YA because we get to exclusively reveal the trailer for Kaitlin Ward’s upcoming queer girl sci-fi, BLEEDING EARTH! We’re also sharing an exclusive excerpt with you AND a chance to win signed ARCs of the book! So let’s get started!!!
Lea was in a cemetery when the earth started bleeding. Within twenty-four hours, the blood made international news. All over the world, blood appeared out of the ground, even through concrete, even in water. Then the earth started growing hair and bones.
Lea wants to ignore the blood. She wants to spend time with her new girlfriend, Aracely, in public, if only Aracely wasn’t so afraid of her father. Lea wants to be a regular teen again, but the blood has made her a prisoner in her own home. Fear for her social life turns into fear for her sanity, and Lea must save herself and Aracely whatever way she can.
So we totally freaked out when Adaptive Books reached out to us and asked if we were interested in hosting the trailer reveal, and I think it’s obvious to see why–it’s so gorgeous and creepy and does an excellent job capturing that apocalyptic vibe. Plus–girls! Kissing! In the creepy apocalypse!!!
In addition to that we also have an excerpt from the book to share, and it’s just as bone-chilling as the trailer:
Between Mother Nature and human nature, disasters are inevitable. Hurricanes and tornadoes and tsunamis and earthquakes all seem to be in an endless battle to outdo themselves. Sometimes creepy things happen, like birds falling dead, inexplicably, from the sky, or spiders raining down from above. People are stuck in a cycle of ever-increasing brutality with bombings and wars and shootings, each incident making less sense than the last.
This makes less sense than any of it.
We don’t even know what it is yet. If it’s blood, whose blood is it? And if it’s not, what could it be? Of course, the question that supersedes them all is why, and that’s the one it seems least likely we’ll get an answer to.
We can’t rescue people from it, because it’s everywhere. There are no safe zones for evacuation, not anywhere on the entire planet. We’re just as screwed here in New Hampshire as they are in Zimbabwe or Brazil or even the arctic, for Christ’s sake. So we’re waiting; school’s closed for the foreseeable future, as are most workplaces considered unessential—like Mom’s. There was so much panic yesterday, and there still is. But it’s died down, because it accomplished nothing. There’s nowhere to go, nothing to do. We just have to give it time. Of course, waiting is its own special kind of hell.
The Rafflecopter giveaway for ARCs is below! We hope you’re as excited about this book as we are, because we’re all SUPER excited.
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This giveaway is hosted by Adaptive Books, a publishing imprint of Adaptive Studios. They alone will receive and handle the information of the entrants.